$10 Words

Lynne Kiesling I love $10 words; my favorite is concatenation, as in “an unforeseen concatenation of circumstances”. I know I used it in my dissertation, and I think I lifted it from P.G. Wodehouse (out of the mouth of Jeeves, naturally). Thus I particularly enjoyed Jack Shafer’s Slate column from Friday on Martin Peretz’s use … More $10 WordsMore $10 Words

Copper Prices May Go Up Too

Lynne Kiesling This phenomenon has largely gone unnoticed, but for about the past year copper prices have been rising (prices are in cents per pound). As with other commodities, like oil, gold, manganese, and nickel, much of this price increase is a consequence of rising global demand due to economic growth, particularly in places like … More Copper Prices May Go Up TooMore Copper Prices May Go Up Too

BP’s Prudhoe Bay Pipeline Shut Indefinitely

Lynne Kiesling This is a humdinger: BP’s Prudhoe Bay pipeline is possibly corroded and leaking, and will be shut down. Once the field is shut down, BP said oil production will be reduced by 400,000 barrels a day. That’s close to 8 percent of U.S. oil production or about 2.6 percent of U.S. supply including … More BP’s Prudhoe Bay Pipeline Shut IndefinitelyMore BP’s Prudhoe Bay Pipeline Shut Indefinitely